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Chris Horodecki (born September 24, 1987) is a professional mixed martial arts (MMA) fighter. He is fighting as a lightweight and currently competes in World Extreme Cagefighting.

Mixed Martial ArtsEdit

Horodecki was born in Poland and moved to London, Ontario, Canada as a youth. At age 13, he attended a seminar run by Shawn Tompkins in Ontario and was hooked.[1]

He developed his skills quickly, particularly his striking, and just days after his 18th birthday dispatched his first opponent, a 29-year-old with eleven previous bouts.

International Fight LeagueEdit

Chris made his debut knocking out Erik Owings at IFL: Championship 2006. He then scored victories over Ed West, Ryan Schultz, Bart Palaszewski, Josh Odom and Shad Lierley. Chris then defeated Bart Palaszewski again that earned him a spot in the finals for the lightweight title.

Horodecki was upset by Ryan Schultz in the finals of the 2007 IFL Grand Prix, failing to become the first IFL Lightweight Champion.

Following his first career loss, Horodecki rebounded with a unanimous decision victory over veteran Nate Lamotte.[2]

AfflictionEdit

Chris was originally scheduled to fight Dan Lauzon at Affliction: Day of Reckoning but was denied his license for failing his physical. [3] Chris is suffering from a bulging disc in his neck, and has lost about 80% of his strength in his right arm. The fight was rescheduled to the next event, Affliction: Trilogy but the event was canceled.

WECEdit

Horodecki's coach Shawn Tompkins announced on October 19, 2009 that Chris had agreed on a contract with World Extreme Cagefighting.[4] He made his WEC debut against Anthony Njokuani on December 19, 2009 at WEC 45.[5] Horodecki lost via first round TKO, after inexplicably turning his back to his opponent while attempting to create distance, resulting in a highlight reel headkick for Njokuani.

Horodecki is expected to face Ed Ratcliff on June 20, 2010 at WEC 49.[6]


Personal lifeEdit

Chris currently teaches MMA Striking at Adrenaline Mix Martial arts in London, Ontario with fellow WEC fighter Mark Hominick. Chris is also studying to become a paramedic. [7]

Mixed Martial Arts RecordEdit

Result Record Opponent Method Event Date Round Time Location Notes
United States flag Ed Ratcliff WEC 49 6/20/2010 Canada flag Calgary, Alberta, Canada
Loss 13-2 Nigeria flag Anthony Njokuani TKO (Strikes) WEC 45: Cerrone vs. Ratcliff 12/19/2009 1 3:33 United States flag Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
Win 13-1 United States flag William Sriyapai Submission (Rear Naked Choke) Ultimate Chaos: Lashley vs. Sapp 6/27/2009 1 4:02 United States flag Biloxi, Mississippi, United States
Win 12-1 United States flag Nate Lamotte Decision (Unanimous) IFL: East Rutherford 4/4/2008 3 5:00 United States flag East Rutherford, New Jersey, United States
Loss 11-1 United States flag Ryan Schultz TKO (Strikes) IFL: World Grand Prix 12/29/2007 1 2:51 United States flag Uncasville, Connecticut, United States World Grand Prix finals
Win 11-0 Poland flag Bart Palaszewski Decision (Split) IFL: World Grand Prix 11/3/2007 3 4:00 United States flag Hoffman Estates, Illinois, United States World Grand Prix semi-finals
Win 10-0 United States flag Shad Lierley Decision (Unanimous) IFL: Everett 6/1/2007 3 4:00 United States flag Everett, Washington, United States
Win 9-0 United States flag Josh Odom Decision (Unanimous) IFL: Los Angeles 3/17/2007 3 4:00 United States flag Los Angeles, California, United States
Win 8-0 Poland flag Bart Palaszewski Decision (Split) IFL: Houston 2/2/2007 3 4:00 United States flag Houston, Texas, United States
Win 7-0 United States flag Ryan Schultz TKO (Strikes) IFL: World Championship Semi-finals 11/2/2006 2 0:24 United States flag Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 6-0 United States flag Ed West Decision (Unanimous) IFL: Portland 9/9/2006 3 4:00 United States flag Portland, Oregon, United States
Win 5-0 United States flag Erik Owings KO (Kick) IFL: Championship 2006 6/3/2006 1 4:00 United States flag Atlantic City, New Jersey, United States
Win 4-0 Canada flag Mike Bell TKO TKO 25: Confrontation 5/5/2006 2 2:38 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Win 3-0 Canada flag Dave Pariseau TKO (Strikes) TKO 24: Eruption 1/28/2006 1 2:48 Canada flag Laval, Quebec, Canada
Win 2-0 Canada flag Dave Goulet KO (Kick) TKO 23: Extreme 11/5/2005 3 Canada flag Victoriaville, Quebec, Canada
Win 1-0 Canada flag Stephane Laliberte TKO TKO 22: Lionheart 9/30/2005 2 2:52 Canada flag Montreal, Quebec, Canada

ReferencesEdit

  1. IFL Bio
  2. http://www.sherdog.com/fightfinder/fightfinder.asp?fighterID=13944
  3. CSAC denies Horodecki his license. MMAMania.com (January 21, 2009). Retrieved on January 21, 2009.
  4. http://www.cagepotato.com/shawn-tompkins-says-chris-horodecki-may-be-headed-wec-very-soon
  5. Chris Horodecki signs with WEC, likely to meet Anthony Njokuani at WEC 45. MMAjunkie.com (2009-10-22). Archived from the original on 2012-07-21. Retrieved on 2009-10-22.
  6. Template:Cite news
  7. He's also working at becoming a paramedic, but his schedule is making that part of his life a little difficult.

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